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14 February 2013 @ 10:39 am
salary increases  

What's the largest salary increase you've ever received on your base salary NOT as part of a promotion or changing jobs?

Have never received a salary increase in this circumstance
5(8.5%)
2%
3(5.1%)
4%
10(16.9%)
6%
8(13.6%)
8%
3(5.1%)
10%
10(16.9%)
12%
4(6.8%)
14%
5(8.5%)
20%
2(3.4%)
25%
1(1.7%)
30%
3(5.1%)
35%
3(5.1%)
40%
0(0.0%)
50%
1(1.7%)
more than 50%
1(1.7%)

What's the largest salary increase you've ever received on your base salary as part of a promotion within an organization?

Have never received a salary increase in this circumstance
23(38.3%)
2%
0(0.0%)
4%
5(8.3%)
6%
4(6.7%)
8%
3(5.0%)
10%
6(10.0%)
12%
1(1.7%)
14%
5(8.3%)
20%
5(8.3%)
25%
3(5.0%)
30%
0(0.0%)
35%
1(1.7%)
40%
2(3.3%)
50%
1(1.7%)
more than 50%
1(1.7%)

What's the largest salary increase you've ever received on your base salary as part of a move to a new organization?

Have never received a salary increase in this circumstance
16(27.6%)
2%
0(0.0%)
4%
1(1.7%)
6%
0(0.0%)
8%
1(1.7%)
10%
5(8.6%)
12%
1(1.7%)
14%
6(10.3%)
20%
4(6.9%)
25%
5(8.6%)
30%
2(3.4%)
35%
1(1.7%)
40%
3(5.2%)
50%
2(3.4%)
more than 50%
11(19.0%)
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phitotient on February 14th, 2013 03:45 pm (UTC)
My first salaried job paid so incredibly little that the second job made a huge jump percentage wise even though dollar wise it was smaller than some annual review raises I've gotten since.
ruthless compassion: martini handsaroraborealis on February 14th, 2013 03:50 pm (UTC)
Yeah, percentages are a bit misleading because of that sort of thing.
porpurina: science is my bitchbloodstones on February 14th, 2013 04:17 pm (UTC)
Grad student stipends to post doc salary was a huge jump. I'm not sure how to calculate base salary increase moving to different organizations because I freelanced so much. I don't have many (any?) moves from one full time position to another.
existential hot showerveek on February 14th, 2013 04:27 pm (UTC)
I keep waiting to kick SO MUCH ass at my job that I'm comfortable asking for a more significant raise.

*zombie*

...Um, I think I'll be waiting a couple more years. :)
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Chipceo on February 14th, 2013 06:37 pm (UTC)
Three times now I've gone from horribly underpaid to something resembling market salary by moving to a new job. FTP Software was two of those (at both ends); when I was laid off from there I was making 70% more than when I started. But, I had three promotions while I was there and I forget when the jumps were (annoyingly, moving from tech support to development did not increase my salary).
blkblk on February 14th, 2013 06:44 pm (UTC)
I work at a place that gives annual "cost of living raises" but no bonuses or merit raises unless you, like, save the world or something.
unintentionally intimidatingcoraline on February 15th, 2013 04:41 am (UTC)
yeah, this. oh, academia.
Completely Socially Unacceptabledeirdre on February 14th, 2013 10:15 pm (UTC)
Anomaly
Those numbers are really an anomaly, since they were in compensation for coming in at a barely living wage base salary.
Coscos on February 15th, 2013 03:15 am (UTC)
new organization
Switching from a political campaign job to a computer-geek job can lead to salary increases more on the order of 500% than 50%.
Mouseketeer Stigmatatrom on February 15th, 2013 01:24 pm (UTC)
Oh I just realized I totally lied on the poll. My biggest raise from switching jobs was over 160%. The pure joy of moving from academia to consulting.....
"I've been ionized.  But I'm okay now."gentlescholar on February 15th, 2013 02:31 pm (UTC)
One year business jumped 50% in my work. Last year was a 10% drop. The joys of self-employment. I can give myself a raise whenever I want, and have given myself a 33% raise in the past, but I never know how that will translate into income.
maebethmaebeth on February 15th, 2013 09:07 pm (UTC)
Ken just got the oddest raise. They said "we looked at comparable salaries and realized you weren't at the level you should be at". And they gave him a 5% raise. This was about 3 months after everyone (including Ken) got their "regular" raises which were 1.xx%.

It was the highest "not for cause" raise either of us had ever seen.
AND, in asking around, he wasn't, before this raise, below other people's salaries--at least not others he works with closely.
So we are kinda thinking that it was actually a "for cause" raise that they didn't want to call it that.
DancingWolfGrrldancingwolfgrrl on February 16th, 2013 05:26 am (UTC)
I only counted my actual full-time jobs!